• Treatments

  • CPAP MachineTreatment or management of your sleep disorder may include:

    • Medications: For some patients, medications may help stimulate breathing.
    • Weight loss: Weight loss can be helpful for some patients.
    • Positional therapy: Avoiding certain sleeping positions such as sleeping on one's back can be helpful for some patients.
    • Surgical treatments: Surgery on the nose and/or throat can alleviate sleep apnea in some patients. Such surgeries are: LAUP, UUUP, Somnoplasty, Septoplasty, Mandibular advancement, and removing the tonsils.
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP): This is a non-surgical mode of treatment that is effective in most patients. A nasal mask is worn during sleep. Positive pressure is delivered through this mask to prevent collapsing/obstructing of the airway during sleep.

    Ask your physician about the Penrose-St. Francis Sleep Disorders Center. Our specialized team is dedicated to helping you enjoy the quality of life that only happens by day when you sleep well at night.

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